Definition of Fancy up

1. Verb. Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive. "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

Exact synonyms: Attire, Deck Out, Deck Up, Dress Up, Fig Out, Fig Up, Get Up, Gussy Up, Overdress, Prink, Rig Out, Tog Out, Tog Up, Trick Out, Trick Up
Specialized synonyms: Dress, Plume, Preen, Primp, Prank, Tart Up, Enrobe, Bedizen, Dizen
Related verbs: Dress, Dress Up, Costume, Dress Up
Generic synonyms: Dress, Get Dressed
Derivative terms: Attire, Getup, Rigout
Also: Dress
Antonyms: Dress Down, Underdress



Lexicographical Neighbors of Fancy Up

fanciless
fancily
fanciness
fancinesses
fancruft
fancy-dress
fancy-dress ball
fancy-free
fancy-pants
fancy dress
fancy goods
fancy man
fancy pants
fancy that
fancy up (current term)
fancy woman
fancying
fancymonger
fancymongers
fancypants
fancywork
fancyworks
fand
fandabidozi
fandango
fandangoed
fandangoes
fandangoing
fandangos

Literary usage of Fancy up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Goethe: A New Pantomime by Edward Vaughan Kenealy (1850)
"... When my thoughts wandered to the burning stars, And I grew purer, nobler, better, wiser, By gazing on them, till my spirit leapt In fancy up, and walked ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"Even the unworthy Lot-ell escaped—I fancy up the chimney. If this were so. it would only be in keeping with his character. the Barges, or the Promenade dee ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1866)
"AH this I can fancy up here among the New Hampshire mountains, where the temperature is now so low down in Fahrenheit as to render the stove in the hotel ..."

4. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"On top of the piano, addition to the music-rolls, are a fancy up, a large basket of chrysanthemums, and photos in frames, at the upper corner. ..."

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